State investigates first possible case of vaping-associated lung illness


THIS CASE WAS REPORTED BY THE PATIENT’S PHYSICIAN WHO MADE A POSSIBLE LINK TO VAPING. BEAUSE THERE’S NOT A LOT OF RESEARCH REGARDING E-CIGARETTES IT MAY TAKE A WHILE TO FIGURE OUT THE THE STATE SAYS THE PATIENT IS UNDER 18-YEARS-OLD WITH SERIOUS LUNG INJURY. IT WAS REPORTED EARLIER THIS WEEK AND THE BIG ISLAND RESIDENT IS CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED AND RECEIVING TREATMENT. THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS URGING PHYSICIANS TO BE ON ALERT ILLNESS AMONG PATIENTS WHO RECENTLY USED VAPING PRODUCTS TUESDAY…A MEDICAL ADVISORY WAS SENT TO ALL PHYSICIANS STATEWIDE. A STATE HEALTH OFFICIAL WE SPOKE TO SAYS E-CIGARETTE USE IS SCARY INFORMATION ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF VAPING. ALVIN BRONSTEIN/DOH: VAPING APPEARS TO BE HAZARDOUS AND THE PROBLEM RIGHT NOW IS WE DON’T KNOW WE DONT KNOW WHETHER IT’S E- CIGARETTES OR MARIJUANA TYPE E-CIG OR COMBINATION THEREOF WE JUST DON’T SO UNTIL WE KNOW THAT SO CAUTION WOULD SAY DON’T VAPE WHAT’S WORSE…OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS A DISEASE AFFECTING TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS. SARA MATTISON: DATA FROM 2017 SHOWS THAT 26-PERCENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CURRENTLY SMOKE E-CIGARETTES WHICH IS TWICE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. MAKING HAWAII SECOND IN THE NATION FOR E-CIGARETTE USE AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOLLOWING COLORADO. SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR INCLUDE: COUGHING, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, CHEST PAIN, WEIGHT LOSS, DIZZINESS, VOMITING, DIARRHEA, AND FEVER TO NAME A FEW. ALVIN BRONSTEIN/DOH: PEOPLE ARE DYING FROM THIS PULMONARY ILLNESS AND IF ONE LOOKS AT THE CASE COUNTS THEY ARE GOING UP VERY FAST RATE THIS DOESN’T SEEM TO BE SLOWING DOWN SARA: CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO CONFRIMED CASES IN HAWAII OF LUNG INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH VAPING. OFFICIALS ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE BIG ISLAND PATIENT’S ILLENSS.

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  • Brah, it's the THC cartridges (or carts.). Better get the State to inspect those marijuana dispensaries, because that's where they're being sold at. Plain ol' PG/VG Nicotine vaping has been around for almost a decade, and is done by folks not only in the US, but in Australia, Canada, South America, Europe, Japan, etc. and yet we're to believe these illnesses, which are only happening/being reported in the U.S just recently, is a result of it?

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